Air pollution can be a major problem in some cities, but it can also be a big problem in your home. People build their homes to be well-insulated to keep them at a comfortable temperature. However, by doing this, the air inside gets stale as it’s unable to circulate with the outdoor air. This means a home’s air can often become filled with dust and other contaminants. Fortunately, there are ways for you to fix your home’s air quality and breathe easy.
Here are six ways you can help improve your home’s air quality:
Clean the vents
Vents may not be something to clean regularly, but you should keep them in good condition. Whatever you use the vents for, they circulate air around your home. Unfortunately, it’s common for mold and dust to accumulate in there. Also, mice and similar vermin can sometimes make their home in your vents. Keeping your vents clean is important to keeping your air in good condition.
Keep your windows open
Sometimes it’s worth leaving the windows open. Fresh air from outside is great at getting rid of any stagnant air in your home. Using a fan in your kitchen can also help air out any cooking fumes. Of course, opening your windows may not be the best idea if you have trouble with outdoor air pollution or the weather isn’t nice.
Use more mild cleaning products
Cleaning products of all kinds can be useful for keeping your home clean. However, the smell of ammonia and bleach can bother some people. If that’s a problem for you or your family, you can try replacing your cleaning products with more mild products or homemade solutions. For instance, a 1:1 mix of water and vinegar can clean windows and cut through grease and mildew. Also, try to avoid buying products like paint and paint remover in bulk. Even when sealed, the cans are capable of emitting strong-smelling fumes.
Give your AC proper maintenance
Your AC does doing more than keep your home cool. It can also balance out your home’s humidity and circulate the air, keeping it from getting stale. Also, most AC units have a filter inside that helps catch contaminants. Maintaining your AC unit’s filter can also help your home’s air stay fresh.
Buy an air purifier
If indoor allergens are messing with your allergies, it might be worth considering investing in an air purifier for your home. Air purifiers are great at cutting down on the contaminants in your home. Also, you may want to install a dehumidifier in your home to protect against mold. It’s very common for mold to grow in basements, so you might want to install a dehumidifier down there.
Clean often, clean heavily
The simplest way to keep your indoor air quality in check is to keep your home clean. Airborne contaminants like dust mites can linger in fabrics in your home, such as on your couch. Regularly cleaning your furniture, rugs, and drapes can help keep dust to a minimum. Cleaning is even more important if you have common household pets, as they can leave behind dandruff.
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